Publications & Resources

Academic freedom-related reports, guidelines, scholarly works and other resources by Scholars at Risk and its partners

Virtual Resources
In the midst of these uncertain times, we want to stay connected with one another and support our members as we navigate this new normal. Scholars at Risk is rooted in our community, and we remain dedicated to serving not

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Promoting Higher Education Values: A Guide for Discussion
Promoting Higher Education Values: A Guide for Discussion is intended to frame and facilitate discussion about higher education values and their implementation in a wide range of settings. It starts from the view that healthy higher education communities matter enormously. But to

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Promoting Higher Education Values: Workshop Supplement
The Promoting Higher Education: A Guide for Discussion Workshop Supplement is a companion piece to the separate publication, Promoting Higher Education Values: A Guide for Discussion, and the free online course, Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters.  The Guide is intended to frame and

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Summary Report on Activities 2018-2019
The Summary Report on Activities outlines Scholars at Risk’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, research & learning

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Free to Think 2019
Free to Think 2019 is the fifth installment of an annual report by SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analyzing 324 attacks on higher education communities in 56 countries between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. “Attacks on higher education

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Getting Involved Brochure
Universities, colleges, and other institutional members of the SAR Network have a variety of opportunities to make a difference in protecting threatened scholars and strengthening the university space. The Getting Involved brochure provides  a birds-eye view of the various opportunities

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Promoting Core Higher Education Values: Perspectives from the Field
The EU-funded Academic Refuge project, which includes as partners UNICA, the University of Oslo, the University of Ljubljana, and SAR, has released an e-handbook, Promoting Core Higher Education Values: Perspectives from the Field. This free resource gathers testimonies on embedding academic values and refugees’ integration

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Summary Report on Activities 2017-2018
The Summary Report on Activities outlines Scholars at Risk’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, research & learning (values-promotion), as well as provides

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Free to Think 2018
Free to Think 2018 is the fourth installment of an annual report by Scholars at Risk’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, analyzing 294 reported attacks on higher education communities in 47 countries, from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018.  Download

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Report of the 2018 SAR Global Congress
SAR is pleased to share the report of 2018 Global Congress, held April 23-26 in Berlin in partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Freie Universität Berlin. The 2018 Global Congress brought together over 500 participants from more than 60

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Summary Report on Activities 2016-2017
The Summary Report on Activities is the first installment outlining SAR’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, and research & learning (values-promotion). A financial summary

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Free to Think 2017
Free to Think 2017 is the third installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing 257 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2017. “Over the past year, we

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